Apatita, Āpatita: 10 definitions


Apatita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Apatita (अपतित) refers to “that which has not touched the ground”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering of the root spell], “[...] Having taken brownish cow dung that has not touched the ground (apatita) and taking ghee, milk and cow urine, one should mix it with seven seeds and flour. Having enchanted it ninety times with that mantra, a five-headed Nāga should be made. It should be hooded with jewels, seated cross-legged, coiled, and having smeared it with white sandal and saffron, it should be placed on a pure seat. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āpatita : (pp. of āpatati) fallen or rushed on to.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āpatita (आपतित).—a.

1) Fallen to the lot of.

2) Happened, befallen, occurred, come to pass.

3) Alighted, descended.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āpatita (आपतित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Happened, befallen. 2. Alighted, descended. E. āṅ before pat to go, affix kta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apatita (अपतित).—[adjective] not fallen or sunk; not degraded or outcast.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Apatitā (अपतिता):—[=a-pati-tā] [from a-pati] f. state of being without a husband.

2) Apatita (अपतित):—[=a-patita] (in [compound])

3) Āpatita (आपतित):—[=ā-patita] [from ā-pat] mfn. happened, befallen

4) [v.s. ...] alighted, descended.

5) Āpātita (आपातित):—[=ā-pātita] [from ā-pat] mfn. caused to fall down, thrown down, killed, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apatitā (अपतिता):—f.

(-tā) or apatitva n.

(-tvam) 1) The not being a master.

2) The not being a husband.

3) The not having a master.

4) The not having a husband. [Comp. a pun on this word and apatitā s. v. apahnuti.] E. apati, taddh. aff. tal or tva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āpatita (आपतित):—[ā-patita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Alighted.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āpatita (आपतित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āvaḍia.

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Apatita in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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